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December 6, 1889, Last Execution By Hanging In New York State Occurs - Today In Crime History

On this day, December 6, in the year 1889, John Greenwall, became the last person to be executed by hanging in the State of New York.  John Greenwall, who was also known as Johann Theodore Wild, was a 30-year-old German immigrant, who lived in New York City.  He was hanged, after two separate trials,  at the Raymond Street Jail for the shooting of Lyman Smith Weeks during a burglary on March 15, 1887.

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November 8, 1889, Young Afro-American Lynched For Frightening White Girl - Today In Crime History

On this day, November 8, in the year 1889, Orion “Owen” Anderson was lynched in Leesburg, Virginia, for putting a bag on his head and frightening a white female friend as she walked to school.

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October 18, 1672 - Thomas Rood Executed By Hanging For The Crime Of Incest - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 18, in the year 1672, Thomas Rood was executed in Norwich, Connecticut for committing the crime of incest with his adult daughter.  Incest is generally defined as sexual intercourse between close relatives, though the exact definition and the degree of biological relationship, varies between individual states.

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September 26, 1879, Thousands Gather To Watch Public Execution - Today in Crime History

On this day, September 26, in the year 1879, Anthony Blair was publically hanged in Hamblen County, Tennessee, in front of a crowd of eight to ten thousand people.

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